Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 259 230 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.48% 12.13% 12.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.56% 31.00% 32.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 146 156
Bristol median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £273 £259 £266
90th Percentile £490 £475 £475
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Bristol median hourly rate £52.75 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.48% - -
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +1.27% +23.44% -9.86%

SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 907 742 655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 43.71% 39.14% 38.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 486 464
Bristol median daily rate £414 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £270 £263
90th Percentile £525 £500 £488
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £358
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.90% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 23
Bristol median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +14.86% +2.78%
10th Percentile £35.08 £13.79 £26.03
90th Percentile £49.63 £52.80 £49.00
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.15 £39.50
% change year-on-year +3.28% +4.18% +0.64%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for SQL.

1 102 (39.38%) C#
2 96 (37.07%) SQL Server
3 93 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (33.20%) .NET
4 86 (33.20%) Finance
5 69 (26.64%) JavaScript
6 56 (21.62%) Microsoft
7 55 (21.24%) HTML
7 55 (21.24%) Oracle
8 53 (20.46%) Test Automation
9 50 (19.31%) Git (software)
9 50 (19.31%) CSS
10 47 (18.15%) Business Intelligence
11 45 (17.37%) ASP.NET
12 42 (16.22%) Scrum
12 42 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
13 41 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
14 36 (13.90%) .NET Framework
15 34 (13.13%) T-SQL
15 34 (13.13%) Microsoft Excel
16 32 (12.36%) MVC
16 32 (12.36%) Node.js
17 31 (11.97%) ASP.NET Web API
17 31 (11.97%) XML
18 30 (11.58%) Selenium
19 29 (11.20%) Data Warehouse
19 29 (11.20%) SpecFlow
19 29 (11.20%) Unit Testing
20 28 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
20 28 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.09%) Apache Spark
1 8 (3.09%) IIS
1 8 (3.09%) SAS
2 7 (2.70%) Confluence
3 5 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.54%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.16%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.77%) CMS
7 1 (0.39%) Drupal
7 1 (0.39%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.39%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.39%) Kentico
7 1 (0.39%) OpenROAD
7 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (13.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.77%) SPSS
6 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (6.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.77%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.39%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.39%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.02%) npm
2 13 (5.02%) NuGet
3 11 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.93%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.77%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.41%) HTTP
2 3 (1.16%) Firewall
3 2 (0.77%) Extranet
3 2 (0.77%) SAN
4 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (37.07%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.20%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (7.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (6.18%) Power BI
6 13 (5.02%) MySQL
7 12 (4.63%) MS Access
7 12 (4.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (3.47%) Star Schema
9 8 (3.09%) Apache Hive
9 8 (3.09%) Big Data
9 8 (3.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 8 (3.09%) Hadoop
9 8 (3.09%) OLAP
9 8 (3.09%) OLAP Cube
9 8 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.70%) MariaDB
11 6 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.93%) Base SAS
12 5 (1.93%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 50 (19.31%) Git (software)
2 30 (11.58%) Selenium
3 29 (11.20%) SpecFlow
4 25 (9.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (6.95%) Jenkins
6 14 (5.41%) Cucumber
6 14 (5.41%) JIRA
6 14 (5.41%) XMLUnit
7 13 (5.02%) Moq
7 13 (5.02%) xUnit.net
8 10 (3.86%) JUnit
8 10 (3.86%) NUnit
8 10 (3.86%) TeamCity
9 7 (2.70%) Eclipse
9 7 (2.70%) TestRail
9 7 (2.70%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (2.32%) CruiseControl
10 6 (2.32%) Hudson
11 4 (1.54%) Maven
General
1 86 (33.20%) Finance
2 27 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 25 (9.65%) Manufacturing
3 25 (9.65%) Marketing
4 24 (9.27%) Electronics
5 18 (6.95%) Banking
6 7 (2.70%) Advertising
6 7 (2.70%) Back Office
6 7 (2.70%) Legal
7 4 (1.54%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.54%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.54%) Law
8 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.77%) Retail
9 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 148 (57.14%) Developer
2 47 (18.15%) Analyst
3 37 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 26 (10.04%) SQL Developer
5 19 (7.34%) Microsoft Developer
6 17 (6.56%) CRM Developer
6 17 (6.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 17 (6.56%) Test Analyst
7 14 (5.41%) Data Analyst
7 14 (5.41%) DBA
8 13 (5.02%) Java Developer
8 13 (5.02%) Senior Developer
9 12 (4.63%) C# Developer
10 10 (3.86%) Senior .NET Developer
10 10 (3.86%) SQL DBA
11 9 (3.47%) Automation Test Analyst
11 9 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (3.47%) Data Engineer
12 8 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.09%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (33.20%) .NET
2 55 (21.24%) HTML
3 50 (19.31%) CSS
4 45 (17.37%) ASP.NET
5 36 (13.90%) .NET Framework
6 32 (12.36%) Node.js
7 31 (11.97%) ASP.NET Web API
7 31 (11.97%) XML
8 18 (6.95%) Web Services
9 16 (6.18%) Entity Framework
10 15 (5.79%) REST
10 15 (5.79%) SOAP
11 14 (5.41%) ASP.NET Core
11 14 (5.41%) JSON
12 13 (5.02%) Autofac
12 13 (5.02%) Code First Entity Framework
12 13 (5.02%) D3.js
12 13 (5.02%) jQuery
12 13 (5.02%) Redux
13 12 (4.63%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (10.81%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (10.42%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.70%) Fintech
5 5 (1.93%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.93%) Wiki
6 3 (1.16%) Clustering
6 3 (1.16%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.77%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.77%) NHS
8 1 (0.39%) Derivative
8 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.39%) FMCG
8 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.39%) Replication
8 1 (0.39%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.39%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.56%) Windows
2 12 (4.63%) Unix
3 6 (2.32%) Linux
3 6 (2.32%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.39%) Android
4 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.39%) Solaris
4 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (20.46%) Test Automation
3 47 (18.15%) Business Intelligence
4 42 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (16.22%) Scrum
5 32 (12.36%) MVC
6 29 (11.20%) Unit Testing
7 26 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (9.27%) Digital Marketing
8 24 (9.27%) Programme Management
9 23 (8.88%) DevOps
10 22 (8.49%) Data Modelling
11 21 (8.11%) CRM
12 20 (7.72%) Web Development
13 18 (6.95%) Dependency Injection
13 18 (6.95%) ETL
14 17 (6.56%) Data Analysis
14 17 (6.56%) TDD
15 15 (5.79%) Analytics
16 14 (5.41%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 102 (39.38%) C#
2 69 (26.64%) JavaScript
3 34 (13.13%) T-SQL
4 23 (8.88%) PowerShell
5 21 (8.11%) VBA
6 15 (5.79%) Java
7 14 (5.41%) Python
8 11 (4.25%) PL/SQL
9 9 (3.47%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.70%) PHP
10 7 (2.70%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.93%) Korn
11 5 (1.93%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.93%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.54%) C++
12 4 (1.54%) PROC SQL
13 2 (0.77%) VB
14 1 (0.39%) C
14 1 (0.39%) COBOL
14 1 (0.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (6.18%) Degree
2 15 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.02%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.86%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.16%) ISEB
8 2 (0.77%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.25%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.32%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) IFRS
3 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (5.41%) Docker
2 4 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.39%) vSphere
4 1 (0.39%) Xen
4 1 (0.39%) XenApp
4 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (3.47%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.09%) Oozie
3 6 (2.32%) Ansible
3 6 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.32%) Puppet
4 5 (1.93%) Amdocs OSS
5 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.77%) SCCM
5 2 (0.77%) SCOM
6 1 (0.39%) Packer
6 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 56 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 55 (21.24%) Oracle
3 26 (10.04%) SAP
4 9 (3.47%) Tableau
4 9 (3.47%) Teradata
5 7 (2.70%) Cadence
6 5 (1.93%) Cramer
7 3 (1.16%) Civica
7 3 (1.16%) Intapp
7 3 (1.16%) VMware
8 2 (0.77%) Citrix
8 2 (0.77%) Informatica
8 2 (0.77%) NetApp
8 2 (0.77%) Northgate
9 1 (0.39%) Google
9 1 (0.39%) iManage
9 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.39%) Unisys
9 1 (0.39%) Zend